Garden waste kerbside collections to resume

Dorset Council is resuming its garden waste kerbside collections in Verwood from Monday 27 April.

The service was suspended shortly after Public Health England coronavirus guidance was introduced to free up garden waste crews to cover anticipated absence in other kerbside collection services.

The council says subscribers are to resume putting garden waste bins out on their usual collection day, sticking to the usual rules about not overfilling bins or leaving out extra boxes or bags.

Customers will be offered a discounted rate for their 2021/22 Garden Waste service subscription to compensate for the two missed collections and will be written to in due course.

Cllr Tony Alford, Portfolio Holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services at Dorset Council, said: “We appreciate how much our customers value the Garden Waste service and we welcome this opportunity to resume kerbside collections, especially as the household recycling centres have to remain closed.

Non-Garden Waste subscribers should keep their garden waste to one side until household recycling centres re-open. We will continue to recommend home composting, but we advise against starting bonfires – often these lack consideration for neighbours and can get out of control, resulting in call outs to a busy fire service. We continue to remind residents that fly-tipping is illegal.

“Most of all, please work with us by making small changes to your regular routine until things get back to normal. Thank you.”

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